Im­promy for sus­tained weight loss

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The world has binged on a glut­tony of diet pro­grams with an im­me­di­ate im­pact but those with gen­uine longevity are as rare as a blue steak.

If you’ve dieted be­fore, you prob­a­bly en­joyed that ‘wow’ mo­ment when you lost two kilo­grams in the first week and maybe even five kilo­grams or more over a month. But a few months later you were back where you started or worse.

Terry White Chem­mart phar­ma­cist Amanda Car­racher has worked in Horsham phar­ma­cies for more than 20 years and has seen such ex­am­ples on count­less oc­ca­sions.

In more re­cent times, the highly re­spected phar­ma­cist has also seen peo­ple lose weight and suc­cess­fully main­tain their new shape.

Amanda said the an­swer to sus­tained, suc­cess­ful weight loss was with an Aus­tralian pro­gram de­vel­oped by CSIRO lab­o­ra­to­ries.

“The Im­promy pro­gram is backed by the CSIRO and has a com­mon sense struc­ture,” she said. “It’s much more than a diet. “It’s a health im­prove­ment pro­gram that in­cludes point-of-care test­ing to as­sess weight and risk fac­tors such as choles­terol, blood pres­sure and blood glu­cose.

“The pro­gram in­cludes meal re­place­ments, high pro­tein meals and pro­vides on­go­ing sup­port by our trained phar­macy staff here in Horsham.”

CSIRO tested the value of com­bin­ing higher pro­tein main meals with break­fast and lunch meal re­place­ments in the form of shakes in the early stages of weight loss.

What this re­search had shown was that it could help to ac­cel­er­ate ini­tial weight loss, blood pres­sure and choles­terol changes. CSIRO re­ported that re­cent re­search showed greater early weight loss pre­dicted longer-term weight loss, mak­ing the meal re­place­ment pro­gram a use­ful ap­proach for weight con­trol.

Amanda said the Im­promy pro­gram fo­cused on im­prov­ing health through weight loss and good nu­tri­tion. “You can’t just walk in off the street and buy it off the shelf,” she said.

“It’s a con­sul­tancy pro­gram and you will need to an­swer a va­ri­ety of ques­tions about your health be­fore you can start.

“You are also mea­sured for weight, height, blood sugar and choles­terol lev­els.”

Amanda said once ev­ery­thing was recorded in the Im­promy pro­gram, a diet would then be de­signed that took into con­sid­er­a­tion the per­son’s BMI and health.

“The pro­gram has three lev­els of sup­port and you are con­stantly mon­i­tored for as long as you stay in­volved,” she said.

“It is thor­ough and peo­ple there­fore might think it’s ex­pen­sive but it only costs $49.95 to be­come a mem­ber and it’s easy to main­tain the pro­gram.”

To learn more about the Csirobacke­d Im­promy health and weight loss pro­gram, talk to one of the trained con­sul­tants at Terry White Chem­mart Horsham Com­pound­ing, 58 Fire­brace Street, Horsham, phone 5382 4466.

MORE THAN A DIET: Terry White Chem­mart phar­ma­cist Amanda Car­racher can an­swer all your ques­tions about the Im­promy pro­gram.

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